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A well-designed survey can serve as a powerful tool to capture client feedback and measure program outcomes. Although some aspects of survey design may seem like common sense, there are research-based practices that are effective in addressing issues related to low response rates, bias, survey fatigue and data quality. In this workshop, we will share information that will help you learn how to effectively plan and administer surveys, learn how to apply research-based best practices to design effective surveys and…Find out more »
Anniversaries arrive with alarming regularity along with many suggestions – some helpful, others not so much - about what they mean and how to celebrate them. While people do not give specifically to anniversaries, these milestones can be strategically maximized to boost fundraising results, deepen relationships with existing donors, rekindle old relationships and raise mission awareness in the community. This session offers practical advice on making the most of your anniversary – without killing your staff! Learning objectives: What anniversaries…Find out more »
Feedback is a necessary part of supervision. While most organizations perform the mandatory yearly performance appraisal, many companies are moving towards a more on-going feedback approach with shortened reviews or project status meetings every 90 days. Have you ever struggled to deliver feedback to employees? How about the struggle to receive feedback without being defensive? This workshop will focus on all types of feedback including strategies on how to give feedback regularly, how to receive it masterfully, and the best…Find out more »
Used by 70% of Fortune 500 companies, DiSC Workplace helps to build more effective relationships with everyone in your organization, regardless of title or role. By appreciating the motivators, actions, and reactions of others, it is a powerful tool in resolving conflict for greater harmony in the workplace. Participants will look clearly at different elements of their own behavior style, styles of others, and how they influence various ways people work. After completing this program, participants will be able to:…Find out more »
Successful fundraising depends on compelling messages. Vision, mission and values statements are essential, but are not substantive enough to compel a prospect to give. Strategic plans are vital, but not compelling to read. How, then, do we talk compellingly to prospects and donors? How can we ensure the messages communicated by board and staff members are consistent? And finally, how do we deliver compelling messages that create empathy and motivate prospects and donors to action? This workshop: Demonstrates constituency mapping,…Find out more »
Cultivating a positive culture in any organization is often a huge challenge if you don’t have the right skills and tools to initiate that change. This course will provide leaders with specific ideas about what they can do, and what they can influence colleagues and subordinates to do in order to enable the day-to-day practices and procedures to be more aligned with the cultural values of their organization. The session is designed to gain an understanding of “culture” and specifically…Find out more »
Leadership is the number one success factor in any fundraising endeavor. In this session, participants explore: Board and staff leadership in fundraising Ethical practice in fundraising How diversity and inclusion impact fundraising The issues of “overhead” and “full costs” Measuring fundraising effectiveness Discussions will draw on pre-reads and participants’ experiences in fundraising to clarify roles and challenges leaders must be prepared to address to ensure their organizations are positioned for fundraising success. Learning Objectives: Understand the role of the development…Find out more »
Social Media Marketing has become a fantastic method of promoting your nonprofit and telling your stories. Are you overwhelmed at the thought of planning, strategy, writing content and scheduling? Join us for this “Hands On” training experience. Learning Objectives: Students who attend this workshop will be able to: Review the current platforms for their nonprofit Write a plan for their social media marketing strategy plan Identify best practices to grow their Social Media audience Understand the best tools for creating…Find out more »
Strategic planning is an essential process to examine your organization’s mission, vision and values as well as long term goals, strategies and action plans to reach them. In this seminar, we will detail the steps towards a successful strategic plan, what a good strategic plan is (and is not) and best practices to both build and execute a strategic plan. Learning Objectives: Students who attend this workshop will: Know the importance of having a strategic plan or conducting a strategic…Find out more »
You are needed daily. Every moment you spend balancing the demands of fundraising employs your unique gifts, skills and knowledge. This session considers the success factors concerning leadership self-awareness, management style that influence you. Bringing your own self to the art of fundraising is a measure of your success. Learning Objectives: Lead with strength and by example Examine real life examples of inspired giving, connecting major donors with passion and soul Bring your talent, knowledge and your ego to work each day Connect with donors through active listening Learn the remarkable story of uncovering…Find out more »